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Cambridgeshire is moving from Tier 2 to 4 from Boxing Day amid rapidly rising infection rates.

It it thought that a new variant of the Covid-19 virus, which spreads more easily, is one reason for the spike in cases.

Here’s how the coronavirus infection rate has been spreading fast across each area of the county.

Cambridge

In the seven days to December 18, Cambridge recorded 249 new Covid-19 infections, up 127 (or 104.1 per cent) on the previous week. This took the infection rate to 199.5 cases per 100,000, up from 97.8 the previous week.

In the five days since - from December 19-23 - there have been a further 154 cases.

South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire recorded 363 cases in the week to December 18, up 206 week-on-week, or 131.2 per cent. This took the infection rate to 228.2 per 100,000, close to the national average, and up from 98.7.

In the five days from December 19-23, there have been a further 173 cases.

East Cambridgeshire

With 132 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the seven days to December 18 - up 39 - there was a rise of 41.9 per cent in East Cambridgeshire, week on week.

The infection rate rose from 103.5 cases per 100,000 to 146.9.

In the five days from December 19-23, there have been a further 98 cases in the district.

Huntingdonshire

There were 282 cases of the coronavirus in the week to December 18 in Huntingdonshire, up 161 (133.1 per cent). The infection rate has risen from 68 cases per 100,000 to 158.5 in a week.

There have been a further 109 confirmed cases in the five days from December 19-23.

Fenland

Fenland had 207 cases in the seven days to December 18, up 78 or 60.5 per cent on the previous week.

The infection rate rose from 126.7 cases per 100,000 to 203.2 week on week.

There have been 99 further infections confirmed in the five days from December 19-23.

Peterborough

Peterborough moved into Tier 4 on Sunday December 20 and infection rates there are well above the national average.

It recorded 810 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the week to December 18, up 244 or 43.1 per cent. The infection rate of 400.5 cases per 100,000, up from 279.8, is double that of Cambridge’s.

In the fives days from December 19-23, there have been a further 361 cases.

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